Tuesday, November 01, 2016

Uptown: Gangbanger Shot October 15 Gets Shot Again On Halloween—And Dies

Jacoby Baker was shot outside the 7-Eleven (left) on October 15. He died last night, one hour after he was shot again near the flagpoles (right). | Google, Chicago Police Department

Most people manage to go through life without ever being shot.

Jacoby Baker managed to get shot twice in two weeks—both times in the 1100 block of West Wilson.

The second shooting, at 6:55 p.m. last night, killed the 24-year-old Black P Stones gang member.

Even though Baker was gunned down outside of Truman College and steps from the Wilson CTA station at the tail end of rush hour, virtually every witness who spoke with police claimed to have not seen or heard anything.

Nonetheless, an officer at the scene said “we got shell casings all over, ” and a CWBChicago editor counted ten evidence markers in the middle of Wilson Avenue. One marker for each empty shell casing the gunman left behind.

A 911 caller reported seeing a light-colored Honda speeding away from the scene moments after Jacoby fell to the ground with a bullet in his gut.

Probably not coincidentally, when Baker was shot across the street at 1134 West Wilson on October 15, witnesses said the shots might have come from a passing silver Honda that fled westbound.

After his first shooting of the month, Baker told police that he had no idea who would want to kill him. He told cops only that he “heard shots and felt pain” in his ankle and calf.

Baker has the dubious distinction of being Uptown’s 29th and 34th shooting victim of the year. He is the neighborhood’s ninth homicide victim.

Victim #35

Just five hours after Baker died in surgery last night, a bullet grazed a 15-year-old boy in yet another Uptown shooting.

A gunman emerged from a black sedan and fired six shots toward the teen around 11:20 p.m. in the 4400 block of North Magnolia.

Witnesses describe the offender as a black man between 18- and 20-years-old, 6’4” tall, 160 pounds, wearing a black hoodie.

An ambulance crew transported the victim to St. Francis Hospital in Evanston for a “very slight graze wound" to the right thigh, police said.

Uptown: Carjacking, Then A Shooting

Carjackers who took an Uptown man’s vehicle at gunpoint Saturday afternoon returned to the neighborhood and used it in a drive-by shooting just three hours later, according to police sources.

The carjacking victim told police that three men in a silver car flashed a silver gun and took his red Chevy Equinox with a busted rear window near Wilson and Broadway around 3 p.m.

The same vehicle—with distinctive yellow tape securing a temporary rear window—rolled down the 4500 block of North Sheridan at 6:15 p.m. and a passenger opened fire into a laundromat.

A 25-year-old man suffered a graze wound to his arm, police said.

Police found the stolen Equinox abandoned in the 4400 block of North Beacon this morning. It is impounded for investigation, a source said.

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16 comments:

  1. What kind of dessert did cappleman have on his facebook ? Double shot gun chocolate?

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  2. What were the odds (minus the bad aims of course)?

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  3. This was just blocks away from the Buena Park Halloween block party. The children were adorable in their costumes. Smaller crowd than last year but still hopping. Sad what contrast there is in this city. I truly blame PC and voters.

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    1. This gang is what used to be called El Rukn. It is one of the largest gangs in the country and they focus on drug running and violence. Read up on their history, political correctness didn't cause this. I think if people looked into the real reasons for this and what it would take to change, it would make them uncomfortable and probably apathetic.

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  4. Tag em, bag em, hose down the street. Move along , nothing to see here. Good riddance.

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  5. U all worrying about some satantic act .Street violence is real .I used to live on wilson back in the day wasnt this much violence.Just sad .Chicago needs to focus on the murder rate instead of a baseball game those players getting rich and people in the city is in poverty .Especially on wilson.

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    1. Some of the poorest communities in the US found in Appalachia have no homicides. Explain...

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    2. I have read about people blaming the victim but this is a new low, blaming the Cubs players. STFU MF! It is all about the gang bangers who want their drug money with no regard for human life. We need to empower the police with stop and frisk.

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    3. What's your definition of "poverty" up over there? Couldn't get financed for a new Benzo? Cigarette prices went up again? CTA discount pass didn't arrive in time for the new job handed to you?

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    4. Huh? Come again?

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    5. Real Man-- Chicago needs to focus on all crime and the safety of all citizens, rich or poor. Based on the CWB reports, there were plenty of crime victims before, during and after the Cubs games so there is an obvious need for even more police in an area where thousands of people and hundreds of thugs are together. The police focus has been on the high murder rate areas and that has accomplished nothing except more murders the expansion of all sorts of crimes all over the city. It is outrageous that no matter how many times the victims in our neighborhood attend police meetings, report crimes to the police, contact Alderman's offices and do all the things that should result in actions that reduce crime, we are totally ignored. The answer is not arming everyone with guns nor is it pointing the finger at voters who elect the officials (it's a system designed to maintain power for those connected to City Hall). The only ones who can make the change are the mayor and a few brave souls in the police department who would dare to buck the system and simply do the right thing. The police are under tremendous pressure from all sides but they are the ones who can make real and immediate changes that make a difference. The system has to be fixed from within. The much-needed attention that CWB provides is invaluable to raise awareness and help those of us who have been/will be victims but the root of the problem is that those with the power are more concerned with maintaining influence or avoiding complications than in doing what's right and solving rampant crime.

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    6. The world isn't going to stop just because rival gangs of idiots want to kill themselves with their ignorant lifestyles.

      Oh and Go Cubs!

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  6. You mean Rahm's mentoring isn't working?

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  7. NONE of what Rahm announced on TV takes any affect for a couple of years and even then it will be watered down when it actually comes out.

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  8. No one cares when the street claims justice. Now no one has to worry about Illinois or crook county releasing him on any kind of charges. Also no more tax dollars going to him to continue being a complete drain upon all society

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